Mar 8, 2013 6:00pm PST
in a massive crime sweep today. john sasaki is live in oakland where city leaders say these efforts must be paired with gun control laws. >> reporter: oakland police have been hitting the most violent gangs in the city hard. today they targeted one specific gang. oakland police released this survey listens video of a recent armed robbery near lake merit they say was committed by members of a relatively new gang. >> they were responsible for a numerous robberies of similar motives to this. we want the public we showed to ask them if they recognize the face of those who were victims. probably the most violent young group of people i've seen in my 25 years. >> repoer: police also released video showing a huge operation they conducted this morning in which they served 24 search warrants and busted 18 known gang members. >> we found out fairly quickly these groups were coming up with different ways every day to commit crimes around the city. >> reporter: at a news conference today, melinda hayes invoked the napes of the detectives who were recently killed. >> the risks our investigators take
Mar 14, 2013 5:00pm PDT
the new pope, ktvu's john sasaki continues our coverage. john? >> reporter: st. mary's is the primary church for the diocese and today was the place to be for celebrating the church's new leader. [ singing ] >> reporter: this afternoon's service began with the procession and the archbishop expressed gratitude. >> first pope from the americas. >> reporter: this was a normal service but many people felt they had to be here today for the pope. >> special taking the name francis for our city of san francisco. reach out to the poor. >> reporter: he summed up the feeling in unconventional terms. >> this is an emotional high for us. >> reporter: pope francis was an unknown before yesterday but they learned about him quickly. >> i am impressed that he road the bus. he did his own cooking. >> he preaches -- simple life. i think that is very encouraging. >> we had to pray hard the holy spirit would give us what we need and we have it. >> the pope opposes gay marriage. something the archbishop could be overcome in san francisco. >> i hope someone who has been so strong on social justice issues.
Mar 15, 2013 10:00pm PDT
on march fifth. >>> now to the south bay where the san jose police has new officers. john sasaki tells us when the new officers will be on the street and what challenges they face. >> reporter: those present cheered on their loved ones. >> we need your commitment, dedication and enthusiasm. >> reporter: two women and 41 men had their family and friends pin on their new badges then they were all sworn in. >> it's just an honor to be an officer now with the san jose police department. >> reporter: 31-year-old julian taylor worked previously for a phone and cable company. >> san jose police department gave me a great opportunity and they're filled with opportunities. it's a great city and wonderful people from the training officers and everybody i've met here. so just really excited. >> reporter: his parents were by his side all through this process. >> i'm worried but i am so proud of my son. and he's with a fine department. >> reporter: chuck reed is thrilled to have a new class but acknowledges there's a tough task ahead. >> we have crime going up, of course property crimes are going up a